Prime Minister of Ukraine

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Prime Minister of Ukraine
Прем'єр-міністр України
Lesser Coat of Arms of Ukraine.svg
Oleksiy Honcharuk (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Oleksiy Honcharuk

since August 29, 2019
AppointerVerkhovna Rada
upon submission by President
Term lengthDuration of parliamentary convocation, coalition or upon resignation and removal
Inaugural holderVitold Fokin
FormationNovember 18, 1920
SuccessionNone; resignation or removal renders Cabinet illegitimate
Websitewww.kmu.gov.ua/control/en

The Prime Minister of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Прем'єр-міністр України, Prem'ier-ministr Ukrayiny) is Ukraine's head of government presiding over the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which is the highest body of the executive branch of the Ukrainian government.

While in office, the Prime Minister is granted full legal immunity from all prosecutions and legal proceedings. The Prime Minister's office is headquartered in the Cabinet of Ministries building in central Kiev.

Since Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, there have been 16 Prime Ministers (20 counting acting PMs). Oleksiy Honcharuk is the incumbent Prime Minister since August 29, 2019.